I finally made it down to South Carolina.
New starts, new changes, and coming into new alignments can always bring struggle. One of the things that I like to do when I get to a new area is a cleanse and detox. Upheaval can bring a lot of stress thorough our entire system. For me, cleansing the body, mind and spirit helps to harmonize me into my new experience. Since this time I am also in a process of building a new life, I thought I would take this cleanse a bit deeper and also offer myself some challenges. The challenges help to re-align my system, and well… keeps things from getting stagnant. Getting into a new routine is always a good thing when leaving an old one.
I’ll post the details here, and will do a daily post as I move through the cleanse. This is my personal challenge, but if you are finding yourself in a rut, why not do something to help move you deeper into your experience. Before I start a cleanse, detox or challenge like this
- Food and nutritional detox: no sugar, gluten, processed foods
- Reading 1-2 books/week.
- Writing, writing, writing…. one blog post a day, one poem a day, and daily journaling
- Daily mediation and yoga practice
- and some other things that I am keeping personal 😉
The challenge should be something that is out of the ordinary for you, it should allow you the opportunity to step into something “new” as far as a routine, or spiritual experience. Taking you a bit out of the norm, or bringing deeper awareness to something that is more routine. If you meditate already, challenge yourself to shift it up a bit. Do something a bit differently. Breaking up stagnation helps us to keep our practice fresh, and we also get to take a deeper look at ourselves in the process. The path is about learning to grow through engaging the process, rather than just going through the motions.
Do you have questions on setting up a cleanse, detox, or personal challenge? Feel free to write them in the comments section below and I’ll answer them.
You are Loved.
You are Beautiful.
You are Divine.
Michael A Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT